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View Resource Bradley Comes Out for Gays

In an interview with Advocate magazine released last week, democratic presidential candidate Bill Bradley made statements likely to please advocates for gay rights. The former senator from New Jersey stated he opposed the current "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy of the pentagon and felt that gays should be allowed to serve openly in the military. He also opined that gay rights should be included in...
View Resource Vermont Poised to Approve Same-Sex Civil Unions

Acknowledging that it will likely cost some of them their jobs, on April 19, Vermont's Senate approved a bill establishing marriage-like civil unions for gay couples by a vote of nineteen to eleven. In the face of numerous hostile letters and phone calls, and even vandalism to their cars, the Senators, including two Republicans, displayed considerable courage in approving a measure simply because...